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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Banded Cord-moss in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2005

Common name:
Banded Cord-moss

Scientific name:
Entosthodon Fascicularis

Status:
Special Concern

Reason for designation:
This rare species is endemic to western North America. Almost all Canadian populations of this moss occur in the threatened Garry Oak habitat of southwestern British Columbia. Should habitat destruction continue at the present rate, the species will become increasingly vulnerable.

Occurrence:
British Columbia

Status history:
Designated Special Concern in May 2005.  Assessment based on a new status report.